With a motto of “From Green to Gold” Fair Hill International provides opportunities for riders of all levels to train and test their mounts through schoolings, clinics, Starter Trials, and Nationally Recognized Horse Trials – from ‘green’ novices to ‘gold’ medal winners.
Fair Hill’s gently rolling terrain, meandering streams, and thick, lush turf make it the ideal venue for eventing. Its location, halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia in Fair Hill, Maryland, makes it a popular competition destination.
Fair Hill International runs on the property of the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area.
Located just 8 miles south of Ocean City, Maryland, Assateague Island National Seashore is a 37-mile long gem in the national and state park systems. Click HERE to learn more about Assateague’s history, parking and entrance fees, the wild ponies and other wildlife, camping, recreational activities, pet policies, Chincoteague, and more.
Do you and your horse need a break from the arena? The Assateague Island national seashore is open for day use horseback riding in Maryland from October 9 through May 14. Plan a day of oceanside riding along the beach or stay the night at one of two equine-friendly campsites. For more information, click HERE.
Note: The national seashore does not provide horses for rent. Riders must bring their own horse.
Want to get out and see Maryland by Horseback? Take a trail ride! Maryland has trail riding stables and trails you can take your own horse. Explore the list of trail ride opportunities in Maryland.
Trail Rides in Maryland→
6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Rosecroft Raceway, nicknamed the “Raceway by the Beltway” for being close to Interstate 495, is a harness racing track in Fort Washington, Maryland. It first opened in 1949 and was owned by William E. Miller, a horse trainer and breeder. Live Harness Racing, Dining, Gaming and Private Events!
10218 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
Ocean Downs is a casino and harness racing track in Berlin, Maryland, near Ocean City. It is owned and operated by Churchill Downs Inc. Ocean Downs offers Live Racing, Gaming, Promotion, Dining as well as year-round events!
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Come visit Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore’s premier destination for horse racing and home of the Preakness Stakes. Dine and watch the excitement of live racing in our Terrace Dining room, or watch simulcast racing and live racing in our Sports Palace. Our Jockey Club also has views of the track and there is plenty of seating in the general admission area. Pimlico has been offering exciting thoroughbred horse racing since 1870.
RT 198 & Racetrack Road, Laurel, MD 20724
During live Thoroughbred racing days there is free admission and free general parking. Horse racing offers a unique, interactive experience like no other sport. Learn the terms and techniques to place your first bet. Be sure to check out our Beginner’s Guide to horse racing, which explains betting procedure, horse racing results, and horse racing terminology. Our friendly and accommodating staff is always available to help you with any questions you may have about horse racing and horse racing results.
Want to take riding lessons? Board your horse? Work at a rescue? Find a Therapeutic Riding Center? You need a Maryland Licensed Stable! The one common theme among all twenty-three counties as well as the state is the welfare of the horses. It is to help ensure the safety and care of the horses that the state and these counties require licenses. Search your surrounding counties and find the perfect stable for you!
Western Maryland, Capital Region, Central Maryland, Eastern Shore, Southern Maryland
These centers are part of a volunteer, certified program of already existing licensed stables that welcome the general public of all ages and experience levels to learn about horses in a knowledgeable and friendly environment.